Using Rybka 3 64 bit Mp on My I7-920 (4 cores, hyperthreading off) running at stock speed, I am The 68th Highest Rated Engine at Blitz on Playchess!! My current rating is 2606.
I just played my 500th game on Playchess, making me eligible for the top 100 lists.
My playchess handle is also dragon49.
I have been playing G-5 and G-3 using 256 mg of hash. I think this is ideal for G-5 and G-3. Let me know if more would be better.
I have the best engine, and a very fast pc, but not the fastest. I am using my own private book. It is not the best book, but I working very very hard on it.
I am posting this for a number of reasons:
I want to endorse Rybka 3 as clearly the best engine in the world. As soon as I see an official announcement, I'll purchase Rybka 4 and play games on playchess.
I also want to brag!
In addition, I want to thank everbody here who has helped me with Rybka and computer chess issues. I've given a little advice here, but mostly have benefited from the advice of others.
The other purpose of the post is to ask the experts, just how good is my setup, which consists of Rybka, my PC, and my book.
How many engines are registered on playchess? It is clear that some people on the planet, who don't play on playchess, have stronger setups, as there are overclocked I7-920's and faster chips, and people have much better books. I am dying to know how many of those setups exist. What is my approximate "world ranking." Am I in the top 1,000, top 500, or maybe top 200? I suspect that I am at least in the top 1000.
Also, how long will my hardware be on top for. Will there soon be a release of a motherboard and chip generation that will been a level above the lga1366 that I have?
The prices of faster chips that my motherboard will support are still expensive. If I overclock to 3.8 Ghz, will this be equivalent or slower than the following chips at stock speed:
i7-965 Extreme Edition
i7-975 Extreme Edition
This is fun!
> If I overclock to 3.8 Ghz, will this be equivalent or slower than the following chips at stock speed:
It will be faster then all CPU's you mention
I reached a high of 2833, on playchess.com with my quad core i7 950 cpu Hyper off running on my own private Hurnavich MK1 book.
I run at stock speed 3.07 how ever more and more overclockers are geting the better of my hard ware and better books are out there.So time to overclock soon to 4.0 and i'm improving many lines in my book.i have an engine elo now of about 2660 ish.My own over the board elo is about 2060 ish so not the best but helps with my book knowledge -) a little.
I play computer chess also, but rarely and it's only in good fun. I realize that I am not the one winning any games when my program plays. There just doesn't seem to be any room to brag when a program wins games for you the way I see it *shrug*
an especially nasty one, I enjoy taking the lady and gents outside to torch
all their little chess bodies melting them into a smoldering carcinogenic amorphous pool
to be later recharacterized into my opponents voodoo likeness.
> That's like saying that when you win a chess game you didn't win anything, the chess pieces won for you.
It is not the same. When playing normal chess without a computer you use your brain, then you can brag about being smart :)
I am using my own private book. It is not the best book, but I working very very hard on it.
i don't know much about the world of playchess eng-eng matches, but bookmaking seems to be an equal priority to hardware. also, if he built the system himself it's another reason to have some pride. i would, anyway, if i was capable of such a feat. :)
I did put together the system from parts, with a friend of mine, and I am very proud of this!
To defend the Canadians a little, I have never had mooshead beer, but their beeer, sold in canada, has a higher alcohol content than American Beer. They are also very clever. They give vinegar packets with French Fries. A Canadian McDonalds employee told me that if you put vinegar on the fries first, it helps the salt stick.
Congratulations dragon49 you have discovered a much misunderstood competitive pastime. A formula 1 race car must have a driver, an engine, and a chasie with a good aerodynamic package. Putting all this together to achieve positive results on the track is as difficult as it is satisfying. Good Luck.
Ive heard of fish sauce in tokyo @ mcdonalds but guacamole?
that's just repugnant!
> I just don't see how you did anything special by letting your computer and program win games for you, but that's just me.
LOL, yes it is just you :)
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